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Asan, South Korea

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Asan, South Korea
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Kim J.,Chungbuk National University | Jang J.Y.,Chungbuk National University | Cai J.,Chungbuk National University | Kim Y.,Chungbuk National University | And 7 more authors.
Food Science and Biotechnology | Year: 2014

Anti-adipogenic and anti-obesity effects of a green coffee been extract (GCE) from unroasted Coffea canephora Robusta beans were investigated in vitro and in vivo. Insulin-induced adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes was inhibited by 25.6 and 87.9% following treatment with 100 and 500 μg/mL GCE, respectively. Expression of adipogenesis-specific genes was down-regulated. Body weight gains of C57BL/6 mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) were suppressed in a concentration-dependent manner using GCE (0.3 or 1% in the diet), exhibiting a marked lower gain in 1% GCE-fed mice than in normal diet-fed animals. Decreases in body fat weights and the size of adipocytes were confirmed. GCE supplementation reduced concentrations of blood lipids and leptin, and attenuated hepatic steatosis. GCE inhibits adipogenesis by modulating cell signaling and improves dietary obesity by reducing lipid accumulation and the size of adipocytes. © 2014, The Korean Society of Food Science and Technology and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.


Kim T.-S.,Misuba RTech Co. | Lee S.-P.,Misuba RTech Co. | Park S.-I.,Misuba RTech Co. | Lee J.-Y.,Hoseo University | And 2 more authors.
Journal of the Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition | Year: 2011

The physico-chemical properties of broccoli sprouts cultivated in a plant factory system with different lighting conditions were investigated. We reported that there were significant differences among the chemical and nutritional properties of the broccoli sprouts grown under different light sources. Two kinds of sugars (glucose and fructose) were detected in the plants. The amount of glucose was 2.94-3.12% and that of fructose was 1.54-2.04 %. Total chlorophyll was 1,157±0.004 mg% and chlorophyll-a 777±0.01 mg%. All over the test materials, 2 kinds of organic acids (citric acid and malic acid) were detected. The level of citric acid was 908-1,136 mg% and its highest level was under the (Blue LED) light source. The level of malic acid was 514-834 mg% and its highest level was under the (Red LED) light source. Seven different minerals were also analyzed. The amount of K was 518 mg% and its amount was significantly higher than that of Mg or Na. There were also negligible amounts of Zn, Fe and Cu. The amounts of vitamin A, C and E under the Red LED were, 860.62±0.02 μgRE, 134.570±0.14 mg% and 1.44±0.1 IU. The amounts under the Blue LED were, 432.48±0.05 μgRE, 137.05±0.1 mg% and 1.11±0.12 IU. The amounts under both Red and Blue LEDs were, 667.33±0.11 μgRE, 118.50±0.09 mg% and 1.47±0.1 IU. And finally, the amounts under a White LED were, 640.25±0.08 μgRE, 119.87±0.07 mg% and 1.31±0.15 IU. In this study, significant changes were shown in the chemical and nutritional properties of the broccoli sprouts. These findings indicate that LED light sources stimulated germination of the plants.


PubMed | Chungbuk National University, Hoseo University and Misuba RTech Co.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Laboratory animal research | Year: 2015

Since scalp hair loss has increased recently even in young people, seriously affecting individuals quality of life, the hair growth-stimulating effects of Laminaria japonica extract (LJE) and Cistanche tubulosa extract (CTE) were investigated. After confirming anagen phase of follicles under shaving, male C57BL/6 mice were dermally applied with 3% Minoxidil or orally administered with the combinations of LJE and CTE for 21 days. Minoxidil promoted the hair regrowth and increased -glutamyl transpeptidase (-GTP) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activities. In addition, Minoxidil up-regulated epidermal growth factor (EGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels. Co-administration of LJE and CTE at 54 mg/kg LJE plus 162 mg/kg CTE exerted synergistic promoting effects on the hair regrowth, comparable to 3% Minoxidil. LJE preferentially enhanced ALP activity, while CTE increased both -GTP and ALP activities as well as EGF and VEGF expressions. In vivo air pouch inflammation model, carrageenan-induced vascular exudation and increased nitric oxide and prostaglandin E2 concentrations in the exudates were synergistically suppressed by co-administration of LJE and CTE. In addition, inflammatory cell infiltration was substantially inhibited by the combinational treatment. The results suggest that combinational oral treatment with LJE and CTE in appropriate doses and ratios prevent hair loss and improve alopecia, which might be in part mediated by their anti-inflammatory activities.


Kim M.-J.,Sungkyunkwan University | Jeon J.,Haewon Biotech Inc. | Lee S.P.,Misuba RTech Co. | Lee J.-S.,Sangmyung University
Korean Journal of Food Science and Technology | Year: 2014

The purpose of this study was to investigate the protective effects of fucoidan on acute alcohol-induced liver injury in rats. Experimental animals were randomly divided into four groups: (1) a control group, (2) a group fed 25% ethanol, (3) a group fed 25% ethanol and 250 mg/kg BW of fucoidan (25% ethanol+FUCO250), and (4) a group fed 25% ethanol and 500 mg/kg BW of fucoidan (25% ethanol+FUCO500). Each group was fed orally two times per day for 15 days. Liver weights in the 25% ethanol group were increased compared to the control group, while liver weights in the 25% ethanol+FUCO500 group were significantly decreased compared to the 25% ethanol group (p<0.05). Plasma concentrations of triglyceride, cholesterol, and LDL-cholesterol were elevated in the 25% ethanol group; however, these levels in the 25% ethanol+FUCO250 group were significantly decreased compared to the 25% ethanol group (p<0.05). The glutamic-pyruvic transaminase activity of the 25% ethanol+FUCO500 group also was significantly lower than the 25% ethanol group (p<0.05). These results indicate that fucoidan might protect against acute alcohol-induced liver injury. copyright © 2014 The Korean Society of Food Science and Technology.


PubMed | Korea Food Research Institute, Haewon Biotech Inc., Chungbuk National University and Misuba RTech Co.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Laboratory animal research | Year: 2015

Helicobacter pylori-eliminating effects of FEMY-R7, composed of Laminaria japonica and Oenothera biennis extracts, were investigated in mice and humans. Male C57BL/6 mice were infected with the bacteria by intragastric inoculation (110(9) CFU/mouse) 3 times at 2-day intervals, and simultaneously, orally treated twice a day with total 20, 64 or 200 mg/kg/day FEMY-R7 for 2 weeks. In Campylobcter-like organism (CLO)-detection tests on gastric mucosa and feces, FEMY-R7 reduced the urease-positive reactivity in a dose-dependent manner; i.e., the positivity ratios were decreased to 70, 20, and 10% for gastric mocosa and to 80, 50, and 20% for feces. In a clinical sudy, human subjects, confirmed to be infected with Helicobacter pylori, were orally administered twice a day with capsules containing total 100, 320 or 1,000 mg/man/day FEMY-R7 (matching doses for 20, 64 or 200 mg/kg/day, respectively, in mice from a body surface area-based dose translation) for 8 weeks. FEMY-R7 decreased the positivity ratios in feces to 70, 40, and 30%, respectively. In bacterial culture, H. pylori was identified from the CLO-positive stools of mice and humans. The bacterial identification ratios exhibited a good correlation between the matching doses in mice and humans. It is suggested that FEMY-R7 could be a promising functional food without tolerance as an adjunct to reduce the dosage of antibiotics for the treatment of recurrent H. pylori infection.


PubMed | Haewon Biotech Inc., Chungbuk National University and Misuba RTech Co.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Laboratory animal research | Year: 2014

Helicobacter pylori-eliminating effects of FEMY-R7, composed of fucoidan and evening primrose extract, were investigated in mice and humans. Male C57BL/6 mice were infected with the bacteria by intragastric inoculation (110(9) CFU/mouse) 3 times at 2-day intervals, and simultaneously, orally treated twice a day with 10 or 100 mg/kg FEMY-R7 for 2 weeks. In Campylobcter-like organism-detection test, FEMY-R7 markedly reduced the urease-positive reactivity. In a clinical sudy, human subjects, confirmed to be infected with Helicobacter pylori, were orally administered twice a day with a capsule containing 150 mg FEMY-R7 for 8 weeks. FEMY-R7 significantly decreased both the Delta over baseline-value in urea breath test and the serum pepsinogens I and II levels. The results indicate that FEMY-R7 not only eliminates H. pylori from gastric mucosa of animals and humans, but also improves gastric function.


Kim M.,Yonsei University | Lee Y.J.,Yonsei University | Lee S.P.,Misuba RTech Co. | Kim T.S.,Misuba RTech Co. | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Functional Foods | Year: 2016

We examined whether α-linolenic acid (ALA) alters total-cholesterol and haemostatic factors and the relationship between such alterations and lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2). Eighty-six non-diabetic, borderline-to-moderate hypercholesterolaemic human subjects were divided into two groups: ALA group and placebo group. After 8 weeks of treatment, the ALA group exhibited significant increases in plasma ALA, and reductions in total- and LDL-cholesterol. The ALA group showed significantly greater reductions in total- and LDL-cholesterol, ox-LDL, apo B and Lp-PLA2 activity and greater increases in plasma ALA, activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) and collagen-epinephrine (C-EPI) closure time (CT) than the placebo after adjusting for baseline levels. Independent and significant correlations between changes in C-EPI CT and plasma ALA, and between changes in aPTT and Lp-PLA2, were observed. In conclusion, ALA supplementation was associated with prolonged C-EPI CT and aPTT and decreased Lp-PLA2, which were mediated by decreasing LDL-cholesterol oxidation, thereby reducing substrate available for Lp-PLA2 (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT02609295; http://www.clinicaltrials.gov). © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.


Cai J.,Chungbuk National University | Jang J.-Y.,Chungbuk National University | Kim J.,Chungbuk National University | Shin K.,Chungbuk National University | And 8 more authors.
Nutritional Neuroscience | Year: 2016

Objectives: Since oils and fats can induce metabolic syndrome, leading to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, the present study was performed to find out whether the plant oils affect the cerebral hemorrhage in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive (SHR-SP) rats. Methods: From 47 days of age, male SHR-SP rats were given drinking water containing 1% NaCl to induce hypertension, and simultaneously fed semi-purified diets containing 10% perilla oil, canola oil, or shortening. The onset time of convulsion following cerebral hemorrhage was recorded, and the areas of hemorrhage and infarction were analyzed in the stroke brains. Results: In comparison with 58-day survival of SHR-SP rats during feeding NaCl alone, perilla oil extended the survival time to 68.5 days, whereas canola oil shortened it to 45.7 days. Feeding perilla oil greatly reduced the total volume of cerebral hemorrhage from 17.27% in the control group to 4.53%, while shortening increased the lesions to 21.23%. In a microscopic analysis, perilla oil also markedly decreased the hemorrhagic and infarction lesions to 1/10 of those in control rats, in contrast to an exacerbating effect of shortening. In blood analyses, perilla oil reduced blood total cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins which were increased in SHR-SP, but canola oil further increased them and markedly lowered platelet counts. Discussion: Perilla oil delayed and attenuated cerebral hemorrhage by improving hyperlipidemia in hypertensive stroke animals, in contrast to the aggravating potential of canola oil and shortening. It is suggested that perilla oil should be the first choice oil for improving metabolic syndrome in hypertensive persons at risk of hemorrhagic stroke. © W. S. Maney & Son Ltd 2016


PubMed | Korea Food Research Institute, Chungbuk National University and Misuba RTech Co.
Type: Published Erratum | Journal: Laboratory animal research | Year: 2015

[This corrects the article on p. 91 in vol. 28, PMID: 22787482.].


PubMed | Daejeon Health science College, Chungbuk National University and Misuba RTech Co.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Laboratory animal research | Year: 2014

The effects of an ethanolic extract of Angelica gigas (EAG) on the vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation and high-cholesterol diet-induced hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis were investigated. Rat aortic VSMCs were stimulated with platelet-derived growth factor-BB (25 ng/mL) for the induction of DNA synthesis and cell proliferation. EAG (1-10 g/mL) significantly inhibited both the thymidine incorporation and cell proliferation in a concentration-dependent manner. Hypercholesterolemia was induced by feeding male New Zealand white rabbits with 0.5% cholesterol in diet for 10 weeks, during which EAG (1% in diet) was given for the final 8 weeks after 2-week induction of hypercholesterolemia. Hypercholesterolemic rabbits exhibited great increases in serum total cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins (LDL) levels, and finally severe atheromatous plaque formation covering 28.4% of the arterial walls. EAG significantly increased high-density lipoproteins (HDL), slightly decreased LDL, and potentially reduced the atheroma area to 16.6%. The results indicate that EAG attenuates atherosclerosis not only by inhibiting VASC proliferation, but also by increasing blood HDL levels. Therefore, it is suggested that EAG could be an alternative or an adjunct therapy for the improvement of hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis.

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